How will these changes impact testing availability across Kansas? 

KDHE remains committed to supporting access to testing for all Kansans. Kansans can access a full list of sites offering free testing at 

Free testing will continue to be available via the options listed below, based on need and the availability of state and federal funding: 

  • Mass testing sites: Free PCR testing will continue to be available at mass testing sites in Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Riley counties. Find more FAQs specific to mass testing.
  • Community Testing Partners and Volunteer Testing Partners: Free rapid antigen test will continue to be offered by over 100 partner organization enrolled in the program in more than 80 counties across Kansas, as supplies are available. Find more FAQs specific to community and volunteer testing.
  • Local Health Departments: KDHE will continue to support Local Health Departments that offer free COVID-19 PCR tests to Kansans in their communities. Find more FAQs specific to local health departments..
  • K-12 schools: KDHE will continue to fund free testing for students and staff at K-12 schools that are participating in the school testing program. Schools wanting to enroll in the school testing program can contact Sarah Allin. Find more FAQs specific to K-12 schools.
  • Outbreaks: KDHE will continue to offer free testing in response to outbreaks in a facility of organization. Find more FAQs specific to outbreaks.

In addition to KDHE free testing sites, Kansans can receive free testing at pharmacies and retailers that are part of the federal Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program.

Other options for testing include pharmacies, primary care provider clinics, and FQHCs, noting some may require insurance. Individuals can also purchase over the counter tests at many retail grocery stores and pharmacies across Kansas.

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1. Why is this change in testing strategy occurring?
2. What organizations are impacted by the change to KDHE’s testing strategy?
3. Is this related to the Employer Testing Playbook announced October 26th, 2021?
4. What is the timeline for implementing these changes to the Unified Testing Strategy?
5. How will these changes impact testing availability across Kansas? 
6. Will the state lab have the capacity to process the additional tests that this plan will require?
7. How will KDHE maintain capacity for testing in case of a surge in COVID-19?
8. Where can I find FAQs specific to the type of testing program?